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Peter has a primary qualification in dentistry (BDSc) and post-graduate qualifications in public policy (MA) and Epidemiology (PhD). He is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (MRACDS) and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a dentist and specialist in Public Health Dentistry. He has principally worked as a public health dentist with periods of teaching and research. He is currently Regional Dental Officer with Dental Health Service of the Health Department of Western Australia, an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health.
Peter’s principal interest is in the oral health of children in all its facets, from clinical practice to health policy. He has undertaken research into initiation and progression of dental caries as well as prevention of caries in children. He has also undertaken research into the prevalence and risk factors for the occurrence of developmental enamel defects. He is currently leading two randomised clinical trials in the prevention and management of early childhood caries in pre-school children and supporting the WA component of the "Impact of health policy on the delivery of dental services and child oral health outcomes" study.
BDSc, MA, PhD
epidemiology of dental caries, caries prevention, child oral health-related quality of life, developmental dental defects, oral health promotion, translational research
- National Health and Medical Research Council (2017), "Minimally Invasive Dentistry based on Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) to manage Early Childhood Caries in rural and remote Aboriginal communities".
- Telethon Perth Children's Hospital Research Fund (2016), "Minimum intervention dentistry - Atraumatic Restorative Treatment-based (ART-based) approach to manage early childhood caries".
- Future Health WA, Health Department Western Australia (2016), "Minimally invasive approach to the management of early childhood caries among Aboriginal pre-schoolers".
- National Health and Medical Research Council (2016), "Minimally invasive approach to the management of early childhood caries among Aboriginal pre-schoolers".
- Targeted Research Fund (WA Health Department; 2012) “Effectiveness of School Dental Therapist Care for Early Childhood Caries among preschool children”.
- Australian Dental Research Foundation (Grant 1-2012) “ Caries risk of teeth and oral health-related quality of life in children affected with enamel hypomineralisations”.
- Australian Dental Research Foundation (Grant 3-2012). “Effectiveness of early childhood oral health promotion on early childhood caries and obesity”.
- Arrow P and Riordan PJ. Retention and caries preventive effects of a GIC and a resin-based fissure sealant. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 1995; 23(5): 282-5.
- Arrow P. Control of occlusal caries in the first permanent molars by oral hygiene. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 1997; 25: 278–83
- Arrow P. Oral hygiene in the control of occlusal caries. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 1998; 26: 324–30.
- Arrow P. Cost minimisation analysis of two occlusal caries preventive programmes. Community Dent Health 2000; 17: 85–91.
- Arrow P. Enamel hypoplasia of the primary dentition in a 4-year-old with intestinal lymphangiectasia. Int J Paediatr Dent 2005; 15(5): 380-4.
- Arrow P. Incidence and progression of approximal carious lesions among school children in Western Australia. Aust Dent J 2007; 52: 216—26.
- Arrow P. Prevalence of developmental enamel defects of the first permanent molars among school children in Western Australia. Aust Dent J 2008; 53: 250–59.
- Arrow P. An unusual healing of a replanted permanent lateral incisor. Aust Dent J 2009; 54(1): 57-60.
- Arrow P. Risk factors in the occurrence of enamel defects of the first permanent molars among school children in Western Australia. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2009; 37: 405–15.
- Arrow P, Brennan D, and Spencer A. Quality of life and psychosocial outcomes after fixed orthodontic treatment: A 17-year observational cohort study. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2011; 39: 505–14.
- Arrow P. A comparison of articaine 4% and lignocaine 2% in block and infiltration analgesia in children. Aust Dent J 2012; 57: 325–33.
- Arrow P, Brennan D, and Spencer A. Social acceptability of dental appearance and benefits of fixed orthodontic treatment: A 17-year observational cohort study. J Public Health Dent 2012; 72: 135–42.
- Arrow P, Raheb J, and Miller M. Brief oral health promotion intervention among parents of young children to reduce early childhood dental decay. BMC Public Health 2013; 13: 245
- Raheb J, Arrow P. An evaluation of workshop training in motivational interviewing for oral health counsellors. Journal of Contemporary Medical Education, 2013, 1(4): 220-224.
- Arrow P. Child oral health-related quality of life, enamel defects of the first permanent molars and caries experience among school children in Western Australia. Community Dent Health 2013 Sep;30(3):183-8.
- Arrow P. Oral health of school children in Western Australia. Aust Dent J. 2015 Aug 22. doi: 10.1111/adj.12368. [Epub ahead of print]
Arrow P, Klobas E. Child oral health-related quality of life and early childhood caries: a non-inferiority randomised control trial. Aust Dent J. 2015 Aug 6. doi: 10.1111/adj.12352. [Epub ahead of print]
Arrow P. Responsiveness and sensitivity of the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale to primary dental care for early childhood caries. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2015 Jul 14. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12183. [Epub ahead of print]
- Arrow P, Klobas E. Minimum intervention dentistry approach to managing early childhood caries: a randomized control trial. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2015 Dec;43(6):511-20. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12176. Epub 2015 Jun 17.
- Arrow P, Klobas E. Evaluation of the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale in an Australian preschool child population. Aust Dent J. 2015 Sep;60(3):375-81. doi: 10.1111/adj.12236.
- Elmes R, Nanda-Paul S, Whyatt D, Arrow P, and Elphick R. Public Dental Health Services in Western Australia - A Functionality Assessment, 2010. 2011, Perth: Health Department of Western Australia.
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